Kendall Jenner reportedly had a much better experience walking the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week than she did last year, it has been claimed.
The 21-year-old supermodel, who made her VS debut just over a year ago, was alleged to have been “bullied” by several models who felt as if Jenner had only been accepted to represent the fashion brand because of her last name, as opposed to her own credentials.
Kendall wasn’t the only one who was said to have experienced a sense of isolation from other models, it was claimed at the time. Jenner’s best pal Gigi Hadid is said to have had a similar experience, so there was sure to be some concern for the girls on how things would play out during this year’s fashion event.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 2, 2016
But according to Hollywood Life, both Kendall Jenner and Gigi had the time of their lives — and that was more or less down to the fact that they now had Bella join the group of models participating in the iconic show that has boosted careers for the likes of Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.
Gigi’s younger sister, Bella, 20, learned about the news that she had been accepted to the fashion extravagant over the summer, which reportedly made Jenner feel much more at ease since she now had two people that she could rely on if she was to find herself feeling out of place again.
“Kendall has been pretty much glued to Bella [Hadid, 20] and Gigi, the three of them are sticking together and they’ve got their own little clique,” a source tells the outlet, adding that initial worries almost immediately disappeared when the trio got together.
Hollywood Life recalls how Kendall Jenner allegedly felt shut out from certain models during last year’s fashion extravaganza, who felt as if the socialite mainly landed her spot on the show through her association with Kim Kardashian, and because she happens to hold a tremendous following on social media.
— E! News (@enews) December 1, 2016
While other models were known to have gone through extraordinary procedures just to make it to the audition stages, Cambio reveals, those who participated in last year’s show seemed to be very much under the impression that Kendall Jenner didn’t have to go to great lengths in order to make the final cut.
“Last year, Kendall Jenner and Gigi were shut out and bullied,” the insider stresses, before going on to add that “this year, they’re the ones everyone wants to be close to. They’re getting the majority of the attention, and the other girls want to be a part of their group now. The tables have turned.”
Judging from the photos that have surfaced from Kendall Jenner’s social media pages, fans have definitely noticed how the model stayed close to Bella and Gigi, who she headed out to a restaurant with following another successful run with the fashion show.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) November 29, 2016
News of Kendall Jenner’s excitement to work with Bella and Gigi at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show comes just weeks after the 21-year-old decided to shut down her official Instagram page after having released photos from her ballet-inspired Vogue photo shoot.
Kendall, who was harshly criticized for the photos, noted that she needed a break from the negativity she was receiving on her timeline feed. Her hiatus from Instagram, however, surprisingly only lasted for a week.
What do you make of Kendall Jenner feeling more comfortable being around Bella and Gigi to avoid facing a similar bullying incident again?
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